Melissa
Diagnosed at 28

What do you want others to know about lupus?

It does not have to be the end of you!! You can live your life and accomplish all of your dreams with the proper medical care and support system!! You may have Lupus but don't let Lupus have you!!!!

Why is lupus a cruel mystery to you?

I am a personal trainer and up until I was diagnosed I was pretty active, but the last two years I have had to decrease the amount of activity that I am able to do without pain. I am actually going to change my career path because of it. It has also impacted the amount of time I get to spend outside in the summer...which kills me because I love the beach!!!

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